Hey, what's this "the blog is dead" crap???? Do you folks really give up that easily? We've got something good going here, and I'm just getting started on my historical project. I need all of you to stay in touch and participate if we're going to make this work. OK, postings are down (and, if I may say so, wandering increasingly astray from the subject at hand; yeah, I know, I'm guilty of it too). But I see this as a pause, not an ending. I'm in this for the long run. (NOT a reference to an Eagles song, by the way. A reference to my profession in archaeology, where I routinely deal with time in hundred-year increments.) Are ya with me or not??? Mariah: haven't heard from you for awhile; what do you think? Maybe another gathering sometime between now and the New Year to keep folks talking, thinking, and looking forward? Ken Beals: you know what I'd like to do; can I count on your help? Andy Olson: you're our master tape archivist and technical wizard as well as carrying on the good fight with Radio Free Phoenix. You're part of this too. Marty Manning... this is about your life, and your good friends' lives, and what you were able to accomplish together. We've got a cool little online community here, with the potential to set AND ACHIEVE some modest goals. All we've gotta do is take advantage of this possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. (None of us, to my knowledge, are getting any younger.) I hate to sound like a football coach here, but...c'mon, folks! Falling apart, drifting back into isolation and apathy, is easy. Staying focused and working together is tough work, but why else are we here??? OK, I've vented my spleen. Now it's your turn. GO!